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O1 Lofts
1020 16th Street
Sacramento, CA | Midtown
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,700
660 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:38 AM
A neighbor to the acclaimed Elliott Building, the 01 Lofts project is a dynamic embodiment of the contemporary design. Engaging and visually inviting, this duo of Midtown properties serve as a catalyst spurring further investment and revitalization.
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3 Units Available
The Elliott Building
1530 J Street
Sacramento, CA | Midtown
Studio
$2,400
917 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,900
695 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:38 AM
The first of its kind in Sacramento – sophisticated, stylish and smart. True open loft living with dramatic interiors, skyline views and expansive terraces (on select units) with award winning restaurants downstairs.
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The Elan
2501 H Street
Sacramento, CA | Midtown
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
735 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:38 AM
Available Now $1650 Ground Floor 2/1 unit with W/D and Ultra High Speed Fiber Internet @ Marvelous Midtown Modern - The Elan - Come join our community for a great comfortable living at The Elan! This project is 100% fully renovated and this listing
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3 Units Available
The Davenport
941 43rd Ave
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
Studio
$1,435
580 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,474
900 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:36 AM
Nestled in the desirable Greenhaven Pocket area just off of I-5 and minutes from downtown Sacramento, The Davenport offers you the perfect mixture of convenience and location.
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13 Units Available
Homecoming At Creekside
4800 Kokomo Dr
Sacramento, CA | Natomas Creek
1 Bedroom
$1,946
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,344
1246 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,104
1583 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:35 AM
Bright apartments on wooded lot. Eat-in kitchens and lots of natural light. Private laundry. Homes are in a master planned community with media and game rooms. Garage parking available. Near Wild Rose Park.
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8 Units Available
Adagio
2800 Grasslands Dr
Sacramento, CA | Metro Center
1 Bedroom
$1,670
810 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1086 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:35 AM
The Location You Want, The Apartment You Deserve... Your new home at Adagio is just moments from everything exciting and essential. Ready to shop? Nothing compares to the shopping found in Downtown Sacramento.
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5 Units Available
McKenzie at Natomas Park
4601 Blackrock Dr
Sacramento, CA | Natomas Park
1 Bedroom
$1,566
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,029
1028 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,190
1272 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 09:35 AM
Located in a charming neighborhood. Each home offers contemporary finishes, lots of closet space, and modern appliances. Outdoor courtyard for gatherings, volleyball court, and a pool. Elegant living areas.
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2 Units Available
The Nest
2729 U Street
Sacramento, CA | Newton Booth
Studio
$1,900
760 sqft
Last updated August 17 at 06:51 PM
Very cool live/work space located in Midtown's Newton Booth Neighborhood. Open living/kitchen with sleek black appliances paired with warm wood counter and surround.
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5 Units Available
The Didion
2417 J Street
Sacramento, CA | Midtown
Studio
$2,600
736 sqft
Last updated September 13 at 03:30 PM
Each residence has an east facing, fully private balcony that spans the length of the unit. As the sun passes over the building, residents can enjoy the sun or, shade of their connected outdoor space.
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2 Units Available
Takoma Village
2760 Corabel Lane
Sacramento, CA | Marconi South
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1100 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 06:14 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Takoma Village in Sacramento. View photos, descriptions and more!
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The Carlaw
1020 R Street
Sacramento, CA | Southside Park
Studio
$1,900
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated July 24 at 02:24 PM
The Carlaw is named after John and Andrew Carlaw, brothers who arrived in Sacramento from Scotland in the 1880s. The Carlaw brothers provided the capitol region with masonry services well into the 1960s.
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2 Units Available
Villa Capri
3129 Trussel Way
Sacramento, CA | Arden Manor
1 Bedroom
$1,050
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:29 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Villa Capri in Sacramento. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Waverly Flats
6200 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA | Greenhaven
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,990
955 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,994
1136 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
Uniquely designed and conveniently located, Waverly Flats Townhomes and Apartments for rent in Sacramento, CA, offer pet-friendly homes to suit your every need! Ideally situated in the desirable Greenhaven Pocket neighborhood, you are minutes from
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The Crossings Student Living
2920 Ramona Ave
Sacramento, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,560
Last updated September 27 at 09:14 AM
Get ready for something unique. Something different from the norm. Located just minutes from Sac State, The Crossings is where innovation and college living connect.
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5 Units Available
Sur Apartments
2927 Marconi Avenue
Sacramento, CA | Marconi North
1 Bedroom
$1,189
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:39 AM
Located just 200 yards east of Town & Country Village shopping center, SUR Apartments at 2927 is one of California's finest apartment communities.
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H16 Apartments
731 North 16th Street
Sacramento, CA
Studio
$1,770
530 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,149
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,885
1017 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
Discover your new home at H16 Apartments in Sacramento, where you will experience the ultimate apartment living experience. Our impressive community was designed to exceed your expectations and give you sanctuary from your busy life.
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The Press at Midtown Quarter
1714 21st Street
Sacramento, CA | Midtown
Studio
$1,760
496 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,135
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
1026 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:27 AM
Rarely does a property meet you right where you're at until now! The Press Midtown Sacramento Apartments is everything you want it to be. Finally, a landmark for Midtown that brings unprecedented amenities and access to all that Sacramento offers.
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11 Units Available
19J
1827 J Street
Sacramento, CA | Boulevard Park
Studio
$1,695
434 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,675
743 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:27 AM
WELCOME TO 19J, MIDTOWN'S NEWEST HIGH-RISE RESIDENCES. 19J OFFERS ELEVATED RESIDENCES WITH MODERN SOPHISTICATION AND EXPANSIVE AMENITIES. 19J PROVIDES RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF A FLOURISHING AND DYNAMIC COMMUNITY.
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GIO Apartments
3675 T St
Sacramento, CA | East Sacramento
Studio
$1,900
681 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,085
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,583
1045 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
TOUR YOUR WAY. Meet your new community, on your terms. Our doors are open by appointment-only for both self-guided tours and in-person private tours. Additionally, virtual tours via video chat are still available.
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2 Units Available
The Angelino
4801 J St
Sacramento, CA | East Sacramento
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,695
996 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
A striking, modern adaptation of historical California architecture, The Angelino is the premier luxury lofts in Sacramento, CA.
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2 Units Available
The Landing at College Square
7640 West Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA | Valley Hi - North Laguna
1 Bedroom
$1,670
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,961
1061 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 01:27 AM
Live well and choose The Landing at College Square in Sacramento, CA, as your new home. Ideally located only minutes away from downtown, The Landing at College Square Apartments blends style with comfort for an unmatched living experience.
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Ashton Parc
2201 Arena Boulevard
Sacramento, CA | RP Sports Compex
1 Bedroom
$1,620
790 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
1056 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
Located five miles from Downtown Sacramento, Ashton Parc Apartments sets the standard for luxury apartment living.
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6 Units Available
Sutter Green Apartments
2205 Natomas Park Drive
Sacramento, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,920
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
978 sqft
Last updated September 30 at 01:26 AM
We are offering video and self-guided tours at Sutter Green Luxury Apartments. We are located just off Garden Highway at Natomas Park Drive, in Sacramento, CA. Minutes to downtown Sacramento and a stones throw from Interstate 5.
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9 Units Available
Rosemont Park
9190 Schmuckley Drive
Sacramento, CA | South Rosemont
1 Bedroom
$1,404
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,591
996 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 30 at 06:32 AM
We offer spacious, well-designed 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment and townhouse floorplans in a tranquil park-like setting. We were rated 4+ STARS by our residents in a nationwide resident survey.
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In Sacramento, the median rent is $984 for a studio, $1,167 for a 1-bedroom, $1,530 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,810 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sacramento, check out our monthly Sacramento Rent Report.
How much is rent in Sacramento?
In Sacramento, the median rent is $984 for a studio, $1,167 for a 1-bedroom, $1,530 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,810 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Sacramento, check out our monthly Sacramento Rent Report.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Sacramento. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, and William Jessup University.
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Median Rent in Sacramento

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Sacramento is $1,167, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,530.
Studio
$984
1 Bed
$1,167
2 Beds
$1,530
3+ Beds
$1,810

City Guide

Sacramento
There's something about the weather that everybody loves / They call it the Indian spring of Sacramento / And when the sun is up in the sky / The wind is blowing by the riverside, most every day." (-Middle Of The Road, "Sacramento")
There's something about the weather that everybody loves / They call it the Indian spring of Sacramento / And when the sun is up in the sky / The wind is blowing by the riverside, most every day." (-Middle Of The Road, "Sacramento")

A quarterback being tackled, the Egyptian sun god, and a single, hard shelled but chewy mint candy... if describing city names as pictograms were social awards, Sacramento is so blue ribbon. Although one could get really crazy with Tall-ah-ass-ee. Like Tallahassee, California's capital seems banished to the island of misfit toys while it’s more renowned brethren celebrate Christmas every day. Residents of Sactown do not lament about not having the Golden Gate bridge - they have the actual gold. Whereas Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, Sacramento is the almond capital of the world (despite also being nicknamed The Big Tomato).

Sacramento may not be known for tourist guide page turning, but its locals give The Tree City a bohemian and a "we try harder" vibe. There are stories told by park rangers there that start with a Sacramentan offering to take a photo of a group of tourists in front of the Capitol, and end with the photo being taken and the camera being returned. Not bad, Sacramento.

Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA

American River

Tower Bridge by Sacramento State

How about where Governor Terminator lived - that's got to be a pretty good neighborhood.

Actually, Ronald Reagan was the last California governor to occupy the Governor's Mansion located at 1526 H Street in the Carmichael suburb - not covered here. But you can live like a movie star and/or politician in other Sactown hoods.

Old Sacramento: Why not start with Sacramento's austere beginnings and eventual gold rush headquarters? Lying along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento (Old Sac - did you really think there wasn't a nickname?) is now a 28-acre neighborhood of recreations and tourist attractions. Featuring everything one might expect of a re-booming boom town - dining, shopping, all sorts of live entertainment, saloons/pubs, and old-west store fronts and facades that make you feel you're on the set of Bonanza, all that’s missing is an ample supply of living spaces. Yes, apartments are limited in Old Sac, though there are a couple of luxury buildings (converted, so the architecture can be alluring) and lofts nearby. There's also a smattering of older-smallish apartment buildings in the half-mile range. Think of Old Sacramento as Atlantic City without the Atlantic, casinos, or Donald Trump - phew. 1 BR $900, 2 BR around $1,175.

Downtown: The home of the State Capitol (pretty impressive for history and architecture buffs) and Westfield Downtown Plaza (pretty impressive for food court and Macy's buffs), Downtown Sacramento is the city's most cosmopolitan neighborhood. The Sacramento Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wells Fargo Pavilion (theater in the round) all provide settings for your cultural urges. The dozens of bars and clubs handle all your social purges. Public transportation (including light rail) is here, but parking is difficult. Downtown Sacramento is always buzzing with something - just think of all those politicians (largest state government in the country) vying to be the next one not on Twitter. Choose from a wide range of apartments in Downtown: Modern apartment developments are $1,000 - $1,500 for a 1 BR (add $300 - $500 for a 2 BR) and there are many smaller homes and buildings with apartments (with little or no amenities) for $700 for a 1 BR, $875 for a 2 BR. With a range so wide, suffice it to say you get what you pay for.

Midtown: As the Tree City, you might be thinking that Sacramento probably has trees somewhere. You’re right, it does! Midtown is their showcase with arbor-canopied streets and the colorfully majestic Victorian houses under which they sit. Sutter's Fort and an actual winery are located in Midtown. Here you’ll find a younger vibe with loads of clubs, bars, and come-as-you-are restaurants. There is a large Asian community with roots from the gold rush that calls Midtown Sacramento home. Lavender Heights, part of the bouquet of Midtown. Midtown is one of Sacramento's more expensive rental choices with 1 BR apartments for $700 (basic yet nice) - $1,200+ (top notch Victorian or townhouse development). Add $350 - $700 for the 2nd BR.

Uptown: Sacramento is a city of many nicknames. Uptown used to be called North Sacramento until North Sacramento became, well, uptown. Possibly inspired by Billy Joel or George and Weesie, Uptown is now where art lovers gather. Of course, where there's artists, there's art buyers. Where there's art buyers there's fancy restaurants and cafés. Where there's all of these things in one place, there's possibly bratty children. The handy Point West neighborhood should handle that with the Arden Fair Mall (Apple Store), movie theaters, and name recognized dining and lodging. 1 BR apartments with nice but standard amenities are around $700, 2 BR for $875. There is some variation as this area tends to have older, smaller complexes - take the landscaped courtyard or big pool out of the equation and rents fluctuate.

East Sacramento: East Sac is a prized location - Ronald Reagan lived here for all but 4 months as Governor. The quality of life here is a bit mellower than in other areas and it’s home to 32-acre McKinley Park and the uber-beautiful "Fabulous Forties" neighborhood. Due to its relative tranquility but proximity to Midtown, the Capitol, and freeways, East Sacramento has experienced relatively high price escalation. This, however, is not hurting its popularity - especially with outdoorsy folks who appreciate East Sac's commitment to biking and walking. Apartments in East Sac are generally in the form of homes rather than complexes, except closer to Cal State Sac. Sometimes duplexes, sometimes cottages, either way you’re looking at around $675 - $900 for a 1 BR, $850 - $1,200 for a 2 BR.

Natomas: The last holdout in the rapid redevelopment of Sacramento, Natomas' growth may have become vastly more fertile with the building of the Power Balance Pavilion - home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In the N.W. quadrant of the city, Natomas (There's North and South, but they're fairly close and intertwined) has the Sacramento and American rivers nearby (closer to South Natomas, but the Kings play closer to North - anyway, everybody relax, there's no Mason-Dixon line). In other words, Natomas is an active place that is Sacramento's most up and coming. It’s also one of the more ethnically woven parts of the city and has the easiest access to major highways and the airport. 1 BR is around $675, 2 BR about $900.

How about where Governor Terminator lived - that's got to be a pretty good neighborhood.
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Actually, Ronald Reagan was the last California governor to occupy the Governor's Mansion located at 1526 H Street in the Carmichael suburb - not covered here. But you can live like a movie star and/or politician in other Sactown hoods.

Old Sacramento: Why not start with Sacramento's austere beginnings and eventual gold rush headquarters? Lying along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento (Old Sac - did you really think there wasn't a nickname?) is now a 28-acre neighborhood of recreations and tourist attractions. Featuring everything one might expect of a re-booming boom town - dining, shopping, all sorts of live entertainment, saloons/pubs, and old-west store fronts and facades that make you feel you're on the set of Bonanza, all that’s missing is an ample supply of living spaces. Yes, apartments are limited in Old Sac, though there are a couple of luxury buildings (converted, so the architecture can be alluring) and lofts nearby. There's also a smattering of older-smallish apartment buildings in the half-mile range. Think of Old Sacramento as Atlantic City without the Atlantic, casinos, or Donald Trump - phew. 1 BR $900, 2 BR around $1,175.

Downtown: The home of the State Capitol (pretty impressive for history and architecture buffs) and Westfield Downtown Plaza (pretty impressive for food court and Macy's buffs), Downtown Sacramento is the city's most cosmopolitan neighborhood. The Sacramento Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wells Fargo Pavilion (theater in the round) all provide settings for your cultural urges. The dozens of bars and clubs handle all your social purges. Public transportation (including light rail) is here, but parking is difficult. Downtown Sacramento is always buzzing with something - just think of all those politicians (largest state government in the country) vying to be the next one not on Twitter. Choose from a wide range of apartments in Downtown: Modern apartment developments are $1,000 - $1,500 for a 1 BR (add $300 - $500 for a 2 BR) and there are many smaller homes and buildings with apartments (with little or no amenities) for $700 for a 1 BR, $875 for a 2 BR. With a range so wide, suffice it to say you get what you pay for.

Midtown: As the Tree City, you might be thinking that Sacramento probably has trees somewhere. You’re right, it does! Midtown is their showcase with arbor-canopied streets and the colorfully majestic Victorian houses under which they sit. Sutter's Fort and an actual winery are located in Midtown. Here you’ll find a younger vibe with loads of clubs, bars, and come-as-you-are restaurants. There is a large Asian community with roots from the gold rush that calls Midtown Sacramento home. Lavender Heights, part of the bouquet of Midtown. Midtown is one of Sacramento's more expensive rental choices with 1 BR apartments for $700 (basic yet nice) - $1,200+ (top notch Victorian or townhouse development). Add $350 - $700 for the 2nd BR.

Uptown: Sacramento is a city of many nicknames. Uptown used to be called North Sacramento until North Sacramento became, well, uptown. Possibly inspired by Billy Joel or George and Weesie, Uptown is now where art lovers gather. Of course, where there's artists, there's art buyers. Where there's art buyers there's fancy restaurants and cafés. Where there's all of these things in one place, there's possibly bratty children. The handy Point West neighborhood should handle that with the Arden Fair Mall (Apple Store), movie theaters, and name recognized dining and lodging. 1 BR apartments with nice but standard amenities are around $700, 2 BR for $875. There is some variation as this area tends to have older, smaller complexes - take the landscaped courtyard or big pool out of the equation and rents fluctuate.

East Sacramento: East Sac is a prized location - Ronald Reagan lived here for all but 4 months as Governor. The quality of life here is a bit mellower than in other areas and it’s home to 32-acre McKinley Park and the uber-beautiful "Fabulous Forties" neighborhood. Due to its relative tranquility but proximity to Midtown, the Capitol, and freeways, East Sacramento has experienced relatively high price escalation. This, however, is not hurting its popularity - especially with outdoorsy folks who appreciate East Sac's commitment to biking and walking. Apartments in East Sac are generally in the form of homes rather than complexes, except closer to Cal State Sac. Sometimes duplexes, sometimes cottages, either way you’re looking at around $675 - $900 for a 1 BR, $850 - $1,200 for a 2 BR.

Natomas: The last holdout in the rapid redevelopment of Sacramento, Natomas' growth may have become vastly more fertile with the building of the Power Balance Pavilion - home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In the N.W. quadrant of the city, Natomas (There's North and South, but they're fairly close and intertwined) has the Sacramento and American rivers nearby (closer to South Natomas, but the Kings play closer to North - anyway, everybody relax, there's no Mason-Dixon line). In other words, Natomas is an active place that is Sacramento's most up and coming. It’s also one of the more ethnically woven parts of the city and has the easiest access to major highways and the airport. 1 BR is around $675, 2 BR about $900.

I'll take a kimchi pizza and a state pension please.

Sacramento is growing rapidly and has a population of about 500,000. In the last 10 years the Sacramento vicinity has grown by 16 percent and has outpaced the rest of the state by 6 percent. So what does that actually mean? Obviously people have their eyes on the Big Tomato and it’s attracting a wide range of people and funds. Furthermore, as the capital city to the most populous state, there's approximately 75,000 state jobs. Maybe Sacramento doesn't host the Oscars, but the employment picture and the cultural distinctions and diversions alone make Sacramento riper than a California Valencia Orange for those on the move.

I'll take a kimchi pizza and a state pension please.
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Sacramento is growing rapidly and has a population of about 500,000. In the last 10 years the Sacramento vicinity has grown by 16 percent and has outpaced the rest of the state by 6 percent. So what does that actually mean? Obviously people have their eyes on the Big Tomato and it’s attracting a wide range of people and funds. Furthermore, as the capital city to the most populous state, there's approximately 75,000 state jobs. Maybe Sacramento doesn't host the Oscars, but the employment picture and the cultural distinctions and diversions alone make Sacramento riper than a California Valencia Orange for those on the move.

What would the governor's advice be?

From the Gipper, to the Governator, to past and current Governor Moonbeam (and let us not forget Grey Davis, who had no nickname because he had two last names and was fired) Sacramento's nickname obsession is quirky. But all these fine gentlemen would tell you that their fair city has decent public transportation and is somewhat closely knit, but not so much as to rid yourself of your automobile, especially if it's a Prius.

They would also say bring along your favorite furry buddy, including Bonzo (Ronald Reagan would have said that's cool). After all, this is California. Sacramento is pet friendly with lots of good walking spots and many trees to claim. However, breed restrictions often apply and 40 lb. weight limits are not uncommon.

Now go forth and pan for gold.

What would the governor's advice be?
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From the Gipper, to the Governator, to past and current Governor Moonbeam (and let us not forget Grey Davis, who had no nickname because he had two last names and was fired) Sacramento's nickname obsession is quirky. But all these fine gentlemen would tell you that their fair city has decent public transportation and is somewhat closely knit, but not so much as to rid yourself of your automobile, especially if it's a Prius.

They would also say bring along your favorite furry buddy, including Bonzo (Ronald Reagan would have said that's cool). After all, this is California. Sacramento is pet friendly with lots of good walking spots and many trees to claim. However, breed restrictions often apply and 40 lb. weight limits are not uncommon.

Now go forth and pan for gold.

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Sacramento
There's something about the weather that everybody loves / They call it the Indian spring of Sacramento / And when the sun is up in the sky / The wind is blowing by the riverside, most every day." (-Middle Of The Road, "Sacramento")
There's something about the weather that everybody loves / They call it the Indian spring of Sacramento / And when the sun is up in the sky / The wind is blowing by the riverside, most every day." (-Middle Of The Road, "Sacramento")

A quarterback being tackled, the Egyptian sun god, and a single, hard shelled but chewy mint candy... if describing city names as pictograms were social awards, Sacramento is so blue ribbon. Although one could get really crazy with Tall-ah-ass-ee. Like Tallahassee, California's capital seems banished to the island of misfit toys while it’s more renowned brethren celebrate Christmas every day. Residents of Sactown do not lament about not having the Golden Gate bridge - they have the actual gold. Whereas Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world, Sacramento is the almond capital of the world (despite also being nicknamed The Big Tomato).

Sacramento may not be known for tourist guide page turning, but its locals give The Tree City a bohemian and a "we try harder" vibe. There are stories told by park rangers there that start with a Sacramentan offering to take a photo of a group of tourists in front of the Capitol, and end with the photo being taken and the camera being returned. Not bad, Sacramento.

Capitol Building in Sacramento, CA

American River

Tower Bridge by Sacramento State

How about where Governor Terminator lived - that's got to be a pretty good neighborhood.

Actually, Ronald Reagan was the last California governor to occupy the Governor's Mansion located at 1526 H Street in the Carmichael suburb - not covered here. But you can live like a movie star and/or politician in other Sactown hoods.

Old Sacramento: Why not start with Sacramento's austere beginnings and eventual gold rush headquarters? Lying along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento (Old Sac - did you really think there wasn't a nickname?) is now a 28-acre neighborhood of recreations and tourist attractions. Featuring everything one might expect of a re-booming boom town - dining, shopping, all sorts of live entertainment, saloons/pubs, and old-west store fronts and facades that make you feel you're on the set of Bonanza, all that’s missing is an ample supply of living spaces. Yes, apartments are limited in Old Sac, though there are a couple of luxury buildings (converted, so the architecture can be alluring) and lofts nearby. There's also a smattering of older-smallish apartment buildings in the half-mile range. Think of Old Sacramento as Atlantic City without the Atlantic, casinos, or Donald Trump - phew. 1 BR $900, 2 BR around $1,175.

Downtown: The home of the State Capitol (pretty impressive for history and architecture buffs) and Westfield Downtown Plaza (pretty impressive for food court and Macy's buffs), Downtown Sacramento is the city's most cosmopolitan neighborhood. The Sacramento Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wells Fargo Pavilion (theater in the round) all provide settings for your cultural urges. The dozens of bars and clubs handle all your social purges. Public transportation (including light rail) is here, but parking is difficult. Downtown Sacramento is always buzzing with something - just think of all those politicians (largest state government in the country) vying to be the next one not on Twitter. Choose from a wide range of apartments in Downtown: Modern apartment developments are $1,000 - $1,500 for a 1 BR (add $300 - $500 for a 2 BR) and there are many smaller homes and buildings with apartments (with little or no amenities) for $700 for a 1 BR, $875 for a 2 BR. With a range so wide, suffice it to say you get what you pay for.

Midtown: As the Tree City, you might be thinking that Sacramento probably has trees somewhere. You’re right, it does! Midtown is their showcase with arbor-canopied streets and the colorfully majestic Victorian houses under which they sit. Sutter's Fort and an actual winery are located in Midtown. Here you’ll find a younger vibe with loads of clubs, bars, and come-as-you-are restaurants. There is a large Asian community with roots from the gold rush that calls Midtown Sacramento home. Lavender Heights, part of the bouquet of Midtown. Midtown is one of Sacramento's more expensive rental choices with 1 BR apartments for $700 (basic yet nice) - $1,200+ (top notch Victorian or townhouse development). Add $350 - $700 for the 2nd BR.

Uptown: Sacramento is a city of many nicknames. Uptown used to be called North Sacramento until North Sacramento became, well, uptown. Possibly inspired by Billy Joel or George and Weesie, Uptown is now where art lovers gather. Of course, where there's artists, there's art buyers. Where there's art buyers there's fancy restaurants and cafés. Where there's all of these things in one place, there's possibly bratty children. The handy Point West neighborhood should handle that with the Arden Fair Mall (Apple Store), movie theaters, and name recognized dining and lodging. 1 BR apartments with nice but standard amenities are around $700, 2 BR for $875. There is some variation as this area tends to have older, smaller complexes - take the landscaped courtyard or big pool out of the equation and rents fluctuate.

East Sacramento: East Sac is a prized location - Ronald Reagan lived here for all but 4 months as Governor. The quality of life here is a bit mellower than in other areas and it’s home to 32-acre McKinley Park and the uber-beautiful "Fabulous Forties" neighborhood. Due to its relative tranquility but proximity to Midtown, the Capitol, and freeways, East Sacramento has experienced relatively high price escalation. This, however, is not hurting its popularity - especially with outdoorsy folks who appreciate East Sac's commitment to biking and walking. Apartments in East Sac are generally in the form of homes rather than complexes, except closer to Cal State Sac. Sometimes duplexes, sometimes cottages, either way you’re looking at around $675 - $900 for a 1 BR, $850 - $1,200 for a 2 BR.

Natomas: The last holdout in the rapid redevelopment of Sacramento, Natomas' growth may have become vastly more fertile with the building of the Power Balance Pavilion - home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In the N.W. quadrant of the city, Natomas (There's North and South, but they're fairly close and intertwined) has the Sacramento and American rivers nearby (closer to South Natomas, but the Kings play closer to North - anyway, everybody relax, there's no Mason-Dixon line). In other words, Natomas is an active place that is Sacramento's most up and coming. It’s also one of the more ethnically woven parts of the city and has the easiest access to major highways and the airport. 1 BR is around $675, 2 BR about $900.

How about where Governor Terminator lived - that's got to be a pretty good neighborhood.
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Actually, Ronald Reagan was the last California governor to occupy the Governor's Mansion located at 1526 H Street in the Carmichael suburb - not covered here. But you can live like a movie star and/or politician in other Sactown hoods.

Old Sacramento: Why not start with Sacramento's austere beginnings and eventual gold rush headquarters? Lying along the Sacramento River, Old Sacramento (Old Sac - did you really think there wasn't a nickname?) is now a 28-acre neighborhood of recreations and tourist attractions. Featuring everything one might expect of a re-booming boom town - dining, shopping, all sorts of live entertainment, saloons/pubs, and old-west store fronts and facades that make you feel you're on the set of Bonanza, all that’s missing is an ample supply of living spaces. Yes, apartments are limited in Old Sac, though there are a couple of luxury buildings (converted, so the architecture can be alluring) and lofts nearby. There's also a smattering of older-smallish apartment buildings in the half-mile range. Think of Old Sacramento as Atlantic City without the Atlantic, casinos, or Donald Trump - phew. 1 BR $900, 2 BR around $1,175.

Downtown: The home of the State Capitol (pretty impressive for history and architecture buffs) and Westfield Downtown Plaza (pretty impressive for food court and Macy's buffs), Downtown Sacramento is the city's most cosmopolitan neighborhood. The Sacramento Ballet, Philharmonic Orchestra, and Wells Fargo Pavilion (theater in the round) all provide settings for your cultural urges. The dozens of bars and clubs handle all your social purges. Public transportation (including light rail) is here, but parking is difficult. Downtown Sacramento is always buzzing with something - just think of all those politicians (largest state government in the country) vying to be the next one not on Twitter. Choose from a wide range of apartments in Downtown: Modern apartment developments are $1,000 - $1,500 for a 1 BR (add $300 - $500 for a 2 BR) and there are many smaller homes and buildings with apartments (with little or no amenities) for $700 for a 1 BR, $875 for a 2 BR. With a range so wide, suffice it to say you get what you pay for.

Midtown: As the Tree City, you might be thinking that Sacramento probably has trees somewhere. You’re right, it does! Midtown is their showcase with arbor-canopied streets and the colorfully majestic Victorian houses under which they sit. Sutter's Fort and an actual winery are located in Midtown. Here you’ll find a younger vibe with loads of clubs, bars, and come-as-you-are restaurants. There is a large Asian community with roots from the gold rush that calls Midtown Sacramento home. Lavender Heights, part of the bouquet of Midtown. Midtown is one of Sacramento's more expensive rental choices with 1 BR apartments for $700 (basic yet nice) - $1,200+ (top notch Victorian or townhouse development). Add $350 - $700 for the 2nd BR.

Uptown: Sacramento is a city of many nicknames. Uptown used to be called North Sacramento until North Sacramento became, well, uptown. Possibly inspired by Billy Joel or George and Weesie, Uptown is now where art lovers gather. Of course, where there's artists, there's art buyers. Where there's art buyers there's fancy restaurants and cafés. Where there's all of these things in one place, there's possibly bratty children. The handy Point West neighborhood should handle that with the Arden Fair Mall (Apple Store), movie theaters, and name recognized dining and lodging. 1 BR apartments with nice but standard amenities are around $700, 2 BR for $875. There is some variation as this area tends to have older, smaller complexes - take the landscaped courtyard or big pool out of the equation and rents fluctuate.

East Sacramento: East Sac is a prized location - Ronald Reagan lived here for all but 4 months as Governor. The quality of life here is a bit mellower than in other areas and it’s home to 32-acre McKinley Park and the uber-beautiful "Fabulous Forties" neighborhood. Due to its relative tranquility but proximity to Midtown, the Capitol, and freeways, East Sacramento has experienced relatively high price escalation. This, however, is not hurting its popularity - especially with outdoorsy folks who appreciate East Sac's commitment to biking and walking. Apartments in East Sac are generally in the form of homes rather than complexes, except closer to Cal State Sac. Sometimes duplexes, sometimes cottages, either way you’re looking at around $675 - $900 for a 1 BR, $850 - $1,200 for a 2 BR.

Natomas: The last holdout in the rapid redevelopment of Sacramento, Natomas' growth may have become vastly more fertile with the building of the Power Balance Pavilion - home to the NBA's Sacramento Kings. In the N.W. quadrant of the city, Natomas (There's North and South, but they're fairly close and intertwined) has the Sacramento and American rivers nearby (closer to South Natomas, but the Kings play closer to North - anyway, everybody relax, there's no Mason-Dixon line). In other words, Natomas is an active place that is Sacramento's most up and coming. It’s also one of the more ethnically woven parts of the city and has the easiest access to major highways and the airport. 1 BR is around $675, 2 BR about $900.

I'll take a kimchi pizza and a state pension please.

Sacramento is growing rapidly and has a population of about 500,000. In the last 10 years the Sacramento vicinity has grown by 16 percent and has outpaced the rest of the state by 6 percent. So what does that actually mean? Obviously people have their eyes on the Big Tomato and it’s attracting a wide range of people and funds. Furthermore, as the capital city to the most populous state, there's approximately 75,000 state jobs. Maybe Sacramento doesn't host the Oscars, but the employment picture and the cultural distinctions and diversions alone make Sacramento riper than a California Valencia Orange for those on the move.

I'll take a kimchi pizza and a state pension please.
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Sacramento is growing rapidly and has a population of about 500,000. In the last 10 years the Sacramento vicinity has grown by 16 percent and has outpaced the rest of the state by 6 percent. So what does that actually mean? Obviously people have their eyes on the Big Tomato and it’s attracting a wide range of people and funds. Furthermore, as the capital city to the most populous state, there's approximately 75,000 state jobs. Maybe Sacramento doesn't host the Oscars, but the employment picture and the cultural distinctions and diversions alone make Sacramento riper than a California Valencia Orange for those on the move.

What would the governor's advice be?

From the Gipper, to the Governator, to past and current Governor Moonbeam (and let us not forget Grey Davis, who had no nickname because he had two last names and was fired) Sacramento's nickname obsession is quirky. But all these fine gentlemen would tell you that their fair city has decent public transportation and is somewhat closely knit, but not so much as to rid yourself of your automobile, especially if it's a Prius.

They would also say bring along your favorite furry buddy, including Bonzo (Ronald Reagan would have said that's cool). After all, this is California. Sacramento is pet friendly with lots of good walking spots and many trees to claim. However, breed restrictions often apply and 40 lb. weight limits are not uncommon.

Now go forth and pan for gold.

What would the governor's advice be?
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From the Gipper, to the Governator, to past and current Governor Moonbeam (and let us not forget Grey Davis, who had no nickname because he had two last names and was fired) Sacramento's nickname obsession is quirky. But all these fine gentlemen would tell you that their fair city has decent public transportation and is somewhat closely knit, but not so much as to rid yourself of your automobile, especially if it's a Prius.

They would also say bring along your favorite furry buddy, including Bonzo (Ronald Reagan would have said that's cool). After all, this is California. Sacramento is pet friendly with lots of good walking spots and many trees to claim. However, breed restrictions often apply and 40 lb. weight limits are not uncommon.

Now go forth and pan for gold.

Rent Report
Sacramento

October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report. Sacramento rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sacramento rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Sacramento rents increase sharply over the past month

Sacramento rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sacramento stand at $1,167 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,530 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Sacramento's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in California

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Sacramento, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents decrease. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, 1 of them have seen prices drop. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -4.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,592; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-20.4%).
    • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Anaheim have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 4.3%, and 0.6%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sacramento

    Rent growth in Sacramento has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sacramento is less affordable for renters.

    • Sacramento's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Sacramento.
    • While rents in Sacramento remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including Seattle (-8.8%), Portland (-5.7%), Austin (-5.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,940, $1,346, and $1,475 respectively.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sacramento than most large cities. For example, Tucson has a median 2BR rent of $1,071, where Sacramento is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report. Sacramento rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sacramento rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Sacramento Rent Report. Sacramento rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Sacramento rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Sacramento rents increase sharply over the past month

    Sacramento rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Sacramento stand at $1,167 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,530 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Sacramento's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -4.6%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in California

      Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Sacramento, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents decrease. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, 1 of them have seen prices drop. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -4.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,592; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with San Francisco experiencing the fastest decline (-20.4%).
      • Bakersfield, Fresno, and Anaheim have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 4.3%, and 0.6%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Sacramento

      Rent growth in Sacramento has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Sacramento is less affordable for renters.

      • Sacramento's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Sacramento.
      • While rents in Sacramento remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw decreases, including Seattle (-8.8%), Portland (-5.7%), Austin (-5.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,940, $1,346, and $1,475 respectively.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Sacramento than most large cities. For example, Tucson has a median 2BR rent of $1,071, where Sacramento is nearly one-and-a-half times that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Sacramento Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Sacramento ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      C
      Social Life
      B-
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Sacramento’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sacramento renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average or below average scores.

      Key findings in Sacramento include the following:

      • Sacramento renters gave their city a C overall. • The highest-rated category for Sacramento was weather (B-). • The areas of concern to Sacramento renters are safety and crime rate, jobs and career opportunities, and state and local taxes, which all received a D. • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F. • Sacramento earned similar scores to other nearby cities like Los Angeles (C+) and San Jose (C) but earned lower marks than San Diego (A-) and San Francisco (B+). • Sacramento earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Las Vegas, NV (C), Oklahoma City, OK (C+), and Albuquerque, NM (C).

      The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "It’s very diverse and welcoming, and the weather is pretty good most of the time." – Anon. • "There’s always something to do, but parking downtown can be a pain." - Angelina • "I love that it’s an hour away from both the beach and the mountains. It has big city convenience and little city atmosphere." – Mary H. • "It’s not a very nice area, but it has pretty much everything you need and it’s not very expensive to live here." – Megan S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Sacramento’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sacramento renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment ...

      View full Sacramento Renter Survey

      Here’s how Sacramento ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      D
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      C
      Social Life
      B-
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C+
      Public transit
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Sacramento’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Sacramento renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories average or below average scores.

      Key findings in Sacramento include the following:

      • Sacramento renters gave their city a C overall. • The highest-rated category for Sacramento was weather (B-). • The areas of concern to Sacramento renters are safety and crime rate, jobs and career opportunities, and state and local taxes, which all received a D. • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F. • Sacramento earned similar scores to other nearby cities like Los Angeles (C+) and San Jose (C) but earned lower marks than San Diego (A-) and San Francisco (B+). • Sacramento earned similar scores to other cities nationwide, including Las Vegas, NV (C), Oklahoma City, OK (C+), and Albuquerque, NM (C).

      The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "It’s very diverse and welcoming, and the weather is pretty good most of the time." – Anon. • "There’s always something to do, but parking downtown can be a pain." - Angelina • "I love that it’s an hour away from both the beach and the mountains. It has big city convenience and little city atmosphere." – Mary H. • "It’s not a very nice area, but it has pretty much everything you need and it’s not very expensive to live here." – Megan S.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.